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Latest Ozzie Zehner Stories

2013-08-01 08:21:48

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The high cost of electric cars and other expensive green technologies reveals their hidden environmental impacts according to two new articles published in IEEE Spectrum. The first report, Unclean at Any Speed, describes how the subsidies for electric cars may cause more harm than good after considering full electric vehicle lifecycles. It advocates directing electric vehicle subsidies toward initiatives such as emissions testing, bicycle...

2013-07-01 12:21:21

BERKELEY, Calif., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric cars lead to hidden environmental and health damages and are likely more harmful than gasoline cars and other transportation options according to a peer-reviewed report published today in IEEE Spectrum. The report, Unclean at Any Speed, indicates that the recent billions spent on subsidies for the Tesla, Nissan Leaf, and other electric cars may actually be doing more harm than good after considering full electric vehicle...

2013-04-09 08:22:25

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable energy is neither clean nor a solution to climate change according to a new Truthout interview with Ozzie Zehner, a visiting scholar at the University of California - Berkeley and author of the book Green Illusions. Instead of "hyping so-called green energy," Zehner advocates redirecting focus to the impacts of a growing human population and consumption. "If we want to address climate change and the many other consequences of energy...

2012-06-12 02:22:07

BERKELEY, Calif., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable energy technologies do not offset fossil fuel use in the United States according to a new environmental book, Green Illusions (June 2012, University of Nebraska Press), by University of California - Berkeley visiting scholar Ozzie Zehner. In fact, building more solar cells and wind turbines could actually accelerate fossil fuel use unless nations take other steps to avoid a rebound effect. Many renewable energy researchers assume that...

2012-06-11 02:20:38

BERKELEY, Calif., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hybrid and electric cars are neither clean nor green according to a new environmental book, Green Illusions (June 2012, University of Nebraska Press), written by University of California - Berkeley visiting scholar Ozzie Zehner. Green Illusions exposes numerous hidden side effects of new hybrid and electric cars, such as the Tesla, Leaf, Fisker Karma, and Prius. The analysis considers mining impacts, toxins, energy use, suburban sprawl and...

2012-06-04 02:22:06

BERKELEY, Calif., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar cells do not offset greenhouse gases or curb fossil fuel use in the United States according to a new environmental book, Green Illusions (June 2012, University of Nebraska Press), written by University of California - Berkeley visiting scholar Ozzie Zehner. Green Illusions explains how the solar industry has grown to become one of the leading emitters of hexafluoroethane (C2F6), nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)....

2012-05-30 02:22:14

BERKELEY, Calif., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Presidents Bush and Obama both supported wind power development by publicly referencing a Department of Energy (DOE) study that contains serious flaws, according to a new environmental book by UC Berkeley visiting scholar Ozzie Zehner. GREEN ILLUSIONS (University of Nebraska Press, June 2012) draws upon previously unpublished interviews with the DOE. According to Green Illusions, the DOE report renders a picture of wind energy that is up to six...